The team at Excelle Sports is made up of passionate people who are journalists, college and Olympic athletes, sports fans, innovators, social media gurus, sponsorship pros, pie-in-the-sky optimists, and overall believers in the power of women’s sports.
WORK | 20+ years of building brands and audiences. Co-founded Bottlenotes, a niche digital content site. Started Donaldson Design Group, a brand marketing and design firm. Started as an Art Director at Grey Advertising.
PLAY | A lifetime of skiing, skating, tennis, squash, running. Varsity high school squash and track. Yale varsity squash (National Championship team). Still playing squash and tennis, skiing and boxing. Love watching and going to Rangers, Knicks and Liberty games whenever I can.
LEARN | Yale University B.A. American Studies/Literature, Boston U., M.F.A.
WORK | Background in Institutional Sales and Research at SunTrust, Credit Lyonnais, Schroder’s and Dillon Read. Consultant on fundraising, operations and programming for schools, clubs and non-profits. Sit on numerous non-profit boards and committees.
PLAY | Varsity soccer, basketball and softball in high school. Played varsity softball one year in college. Still playing golf and tennis whenever I can. Renowned for cake design,
LEARN | Colgate University B.A., Columbia Business School, M.B.A.
WORK | 15+ years working with start-ups, small businesses, and on new projects within big companies: Katherine Hooker London, Stylitics, Indagare, Time, Inc., Ann Taylor Loft. Focus on growth strategy, financial models, and marketing CPGs, luxury goods, retail, ecommerce, and digital media. Management positions in marketing and strategic planning: Coach, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal.
PLAY | Varsity high school sports. Princeton novice crew and club lacrosse. Run whenever I can and race occasionally. Backcountry skiing, backpacking, considering climbing.
LEARN | Princeton University B.A., Columbia Business School M.B.A.
WORK | Former freelancer for Excelle. Former Times Union Sports intern and contributor, Time Warner Cable News intern and Yahoo! Sports editorial intern. Sports Editor at UAlbany senior year.
PLAY | University at Albany Women’s Soccer (center back). Loves cycling, running and hiking!
LEARN | University at Albany B.A. Journalism
WORK | NBC Sports/Olympic Channel; Sports Illustrated.
LEARN | Villanova University, B.A. English.
WORK | Started as an English teacher in Japan then started working as a marketing assistant at Nichols School of Buffalo, NY. Now chasing after her writing career.
PLAY | Yale Varsity Track and Varsity Soccer (goalkeeper). Loves CrossFit and can’t imagine a day without moving a barbell. US Women’s National Soccer Team fanatic.
LEARN | Yale University B.A., New York University Masters in Journalism
WORK | Worked as a staff writer at Georgia State University’s college newspaper, The Signal. Post graduation, started as a content manager at Trivago in Dusseldorf, Germany then was an advertising campaign manager at Inform in NY. Now chasing after editorial and video news production.
PLAY | High school varsity tennis in Atlanta, GA. Intramural soccer player on the weekends. Cricket, soccer and racket sports fanatic.
LEARN | Georgia State University B.A. Journalism, Columbia University M.S. Journalism
WORK | Previously worked for the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Former Excelle Sports Editorial Intern, now freelancing from the west coast. Currently coaches a girls Varsity high school basketball team and privately trains female clients in skill development. Founded and runs, Pick Her Up Basketball, a weekly women’s pick up basketball organization in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PLAY | Former Division III basketball player and team captain at Macalester College. Still obsessed with playing pick up basketball and in recreational leagues. The WNBA’s biggest fan.
LEARN | Macalester College, B.A. Psychology/ American Studies minor
PLAY | Enjoys running, swimming, and playing basketball. Hoping to play more golf and tennis.
LEARN | Villanova University B.A. Political Science/Communications, Columbia University M.S. Journalism
WORK | Marketing and Research Assistant for Rebecca Handler Photography. Media Assistant, the WILD Magazine. Writer, Sachin & Babi. Athlete Ambassador, Up2Us and Kids Play International. Mentor, Classroom Champions. Swim Clinician and Motivational Speaker for Mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinics.
PLAY | Olympic Bronze Medalist in Swimming, Pan American Gold Medalist, World Championship Silver Medalist, three-time U.S. National Champion, French National Champion. 16-time All American at UCLA. Yoga and meditation enthusiast. Love swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball, water polo, and dance.
LEARN | UCLA, B.A. History
LEARN | Quinnipiac University, B.A. Psychology, Baseball Captain